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McClean's Irish Delight

James McClean

JAMES MCCLEAN played the full 90 minutes for Republic of Ireland on Monday evening as they extended their lead at the summit of Euro 2020 qualifying Group D to five points.

Mick McCarthy’s men, who held Denmark to a creditable 1-1 draw in Copenhagen at the weekend, never really got going at the Aviva Stadium, but still had enough to see off Gibraltar.

Joseph Chipolina's own goal set the ball rolling for the home side during the first half before Robbie Brady added gloss to the scoreline with a thumping stoppage time header after being superbly teed up by McClean.

The triumph means Ireland ascertain full control of Group D for the time being, although they still face a hugely significant double-header against Switzerland, whilst Denmark also lie in wait later on in the year in Dublin.

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